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Modern Family (MSA 14. Las Vegas. 18-21 Oct. 2012)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 3:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Wesley Beal
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The family—as a social institution, as field of study, as a body of representation and readership—has been underserved by theories of modernism. This oversight may stem from a perception that many of the moderns, such as the Greenwich Village avant-garde, were often averse to an institution they found inherently bourgeois and conservative. This panel invites papers that will consider the family as a center of modernist thought, aesthetics, and praxis.

Wunderkino 2-- On The Varieties of Cinematic Experience; abstracts 4/11/2012; symposium 7/26-28/2012

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 3:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
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Wunderkino ("wonder-cinema") are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement, and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understandings we might find in amateur and non-commercial films.

CFP: Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, Proposed Anthology, Due May 1, 2012

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 3:04pm
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Sara K. Day, Miranda Green-Barteet, and Amy L. Montz

In the last decade, stories of dystopian societies have become increasingly prevalent in young adult fiction, and almost all question young people's places within such societies. Works such as Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games, Lauren Oliver's Delirium, Ally Condi's Matched, Veronica Roth's Divergent, and Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone are particularly concerned with how their adolescent female protagonists' navigation of social mores and structures give them virtually no control over the outcome of their lives. For example, in The Hunger Games Trilogy, Katniss Everdeen has learned from growing up in Panem, a country that willingly sacrifices its children to maintain control of their parents, that masking emotion is key to survival.

II Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - Peripheral Modernities - Lisbon, July 9-14 2012

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Lisbon Consortium - FCH|UCP

The long history of the modern seems to stress that modernity was a privilege of Western rationality, disseminated from a European centre across the imaginary waiting rooms of history. Yet, the markers of what was hailed as the sign of Western advancement – industrialization, secularization and rationalization – have been consistently questioned over the past decade as indicators of universal validity and modernity itself reconceived beyond Western provincialism.

CFP: Distinctions that Matter: Popular Literature and Material Culture (journal issue, abstract deadline: March 1, 2012)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:35am
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Belphégor: Popular Literature and Media Culture
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Essays are invited for a special issue of Belphégor that seeks to explore the relationship between distinctions of taste and textual production by examining how the materiality of literary texts influences and perhaps even determines their cultural status. In the nineteenth century, for example, printing and binding became cheaper, faster, and more easily accessible than ever before, which resulted in an explosion of print material. As printing costs decreased and print runs increased, the price of books became cheaper and publishers were able to attract more readers, which led to a greater demand for new content. The cultural impact of this shift was twofold.

Confined Spaces: Considering Performance, Madness, and Psychiatry

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:54am
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Corpus Christ College, University of Cambridge
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Madness and theatre are not unfamiliar bedfellows. Their twinned histories are in evidence since the earliest examples of literature. Eschewing the somewhat hazy link between madness and creativity, however, this interdisciplinary conference opens up a critical dialogue between mental ill health and theatre and asks how far performance might be a useful methodology for understanding and articulating alternative mental experiences. We are particularly concerned with the shifts in notions of mental ill health, its treatment, and its spaces from the late nineteenth century onwards and how this psychiatric and human history might speak to a concomitant theatre history.

CFP - International Journal of Engineering (IJE)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 1:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Engineering (IJE) Volume 6, Issue 3.

International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences. The journal intends to disseminate knowledge in the various disciplines of the engineering field from theoretical, practical and analytical research to physical implications and theoretical or quantitative discussion intended for both academic and industrial progress.

CFP - International Journal of Computer Science and Security (IJCSS)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 1:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computer Science and Security (IJCSS) Volume 6, Issue 3.

CFP - International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 1:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB) Volume 6, Issue 3.

[UPDATE] CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Legend NEPCA (6/1/12; Rochester, NY 10/26-27/12)

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Monday, February 6, 2012 - 11:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michael A. Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy and Legend Area Chair NEPCA

CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/
2012 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York
26-27 October 2012
Proposals by 1 June 2012

[UPDATE] Principles of Uncertainty: A Conference on Critical Theory

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Monday, February 6, 2012 - 10:34pm
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CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department

"Principles of Uncertainty"

A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present the first annual interdisciplinary conference on literary theory to be held Friday, May 4, 2012. This conference is being given in support of the CUNY Graduate Center's proposed certificate for Critical Theory, which is dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.

We invite papers from all disciplines focusing on works from any period that explore the theme of uncertainty as it pertains to literary and critical theory.

Medical Economics in American Literature - [UPDATE]

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Monday, February 6, 2012 - 10:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Chacon/University of Kentucky
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Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the country's physical and economic "well being" have long been connected in the public psyche. Recognizing the symbolic possibilities behind this connection, American authors frequently used it to explore public and social issues affecting their nation and its citizenry. This panel seeks projects which explore such connections. Essays may pertain to any American literary period or genre. In addition, all cross-disciplinary and/or hemispheric approaches will be considered. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

Caribbean Conference on Trade Policy, Innovation Governance and Small State Competitiveness 11-13 June 2012

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Monday, February 6, 2012 - 9:54pm
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Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services, Institute of International Relations, and Institute for Sustainable Development

International trans-disciplinary conference focusing on practice and theory of trade policy for small states in the contemporary global economy drawing on the experience and lessons from the Caribbean.

Call for Papers

Caribbean Conference on Trade Policy, Innovation Governance and Small State Competitiveness

11-13 June, 2012

Shridath Ramphal Centre, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

www.shridathramphalcentre.org

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